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noun [countable] leg pronunciation in American English /leɡ/ 
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  1. 1
    one of the two parts of your body to which your feet are attached

    He's trying to balance on one leg.

    She sat down and crossed her legs.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to your leg

      an exercise to strengthen the leg muscles

    2. b.
      one of the parts of the body of an insect or animal that it uses for walking

      The horse kicked its hind legs.

      Insects have six legs.

  2. 5
    a part of a trip

    the second leg of our cross-country camping trip

    the final leg of the band's 30-month World Tour

    1. a.
      a part of a race

      the third leg of a round-the-world yacht race



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